Friday Prayer, January 7, 2022

Many of us wake up this particular morning-after with liturgical hangover from all that Advent, Solstice,Christmas, Kwanzaa, Watchnight, New Years and Epiphany. Let’s pray. God, we rise from a sleep under stars,that are just stars –amazing, incredible, glorious stars! There are so many of them now,and we are remindedthat the people of earth have followeddifferent… Read More

Monday Prayer, December 20, 2021

“Joyful and triumphant?” God, we lit the fourth Advent candle yesterday, we sang Christmas carols, we watched as the children acted out the story of the nativity, but, if I’m honest, although the tree is decorated now, Christmas cheer has not reached me yet. God, we cancelled Christmas services this week because we want to… Read More

Wednesday Prayer, December 15, 2021

God, we pray for all who wait,even longer than our Advent –Simeons and Annas,long waiting with no star,no singing, except their own song,of birth and death –like many people I visit in assisted living, and innkeepering essential workerswho meet danger at the doorevery single day,and are always expected to do more,and criticized when they cannot,… Read More

Friday Prayer: Change in Plans

Holy One, When I dream of the perfect Christmas holiday but my life isn’t a TV movie, let me accept reality with humor and grace. Remind me when I over-plan and under-prepare that my work isn’t about perfection. And when my memories of Christmases past are changed because of pandemic realities, point me back to… Read More

Monday Prayer

Before our Zoom screens, we sat and wept    when we remembered the Before Times.There on our ring lights, we hung our scripts,And there our parishioners asked us for songs,    our tormentors demanded songs unmasked;    they said, “This isn’t real and you are causing suffering for no reason!” How can we sing the songs of the Lord    while in a pandemic of illness, of… Read More